Se·crete v. t. [imp. & p. p. Secreted; p. pr. & vb. n. Secreting.]
1. To deposit in a place of hiding; to hide; to conceal; as, to secrete stolen goods; to secrete one's self.
2. Physiol. To separate from the blood and elaborate by the process of secretion; to elaborate and emit as a secretion. See Secretion.
Why one set of cells should secrete bile, another urea, and so on, we do not know. --Carpenter.
Syn: -- To conceal; hide. See Conceal.